India introduces resolution to end occupied Kashmir’s special constitutional status

India’s ruling party’s Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday introduced a measure in parliament to revoke the special constitutional status of occupied Kashmir. The move by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to revoke special constitutional status, which allows only residents to buy property and hold state government jobs, is the most far-reaching move on the disputed Himalayan region in nearly seven decades.

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Chaos erupted in the upper house of the Indian parliament as opposition lawmakers shouted slogans and started protesting after Home Minister Amit Shah urged members to discuss the legislation that seeks to end autonomous status for Muslim-majority Kashmir.

Source: Dawn